Manchester United don't need Paul Pogba: Liverpool game showed that - Craig Burley

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Carrick with Ashley Young Wayne Rooney and the Europa League trophy last May Credit Getty images

Marcus Rashford's double put the Red Devils ahead by half-time but Liverpool were gifted a lifeline in the second half when Bailly's botched clearance ended up beating David De Gea.

Manchester United have been in pretty good form at the moment. The only English opponents they have faced in the Champions League were Leicester City last season, a fixture at the end of which they were on the wrong side of a 3-2 aggregate score.

"But I think that when a team arrives in the last eight anything can happen". The buzz in the stadium will be an obvious plus for United on Tuesday night but apart from that, the Liverpool match provided a glimpse of how Manchester United can adjust without Paul Pogba.

But Mourinho has confirmed at a press conference on Monday that Martial was available for selection at Old Trafford having trained with the first team at Carrington.

Pogba has returned to training after missing Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory over Liverpool. That performance shows that the difference between the two sides is not too great but recent form, the location of the match and the sheer difference in stature between the two clubs makes Manchester United marginal favourites to win this match.

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SCOTT MCTOMINAY has been named as the player who left Paul Pogba with stitches in his leg after training last week, according to reports.

He had treatment for an irregular heartbeat but is now back in contention, including for Tuesday's Champions League tie with Sevilla.

The Serbian global has been in great form in Italy this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further seven strikes in 37 games. Will they pull the upset, or will United hold on?

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